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German Bundesmarine Lutjens Class Destroyer - Lutjens

DeAgostini German Bundesmarine Lutjens Class Destroyer - Lutjens

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DeAgostini DAKS59 German Bundesmarine Lutjens Class Destroyer - Lutjens (1:1250 Scale) "The Beast"
- Prime Minister Winston Churchill's portrayal of the German battleship, Tirpitz

The German destroyer Lutjens was the lead ship of her class, a modified version of the American Charles F. Adams class, built for the Bundesmarine (West German Navy) during the 1960s.

The ship was named for Admiral Gunther Lutjens, who commanded a battlegroup comprising the German battleship Bismarck and the cruiser Prinz Eugen during Operation Rheinubung (Exercise Rhine). Lutjens was killed when Bismarck was surrounded by overwhelming British naval force on May 27th, 1941, in the North Atlantic. She was laid down at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine on March 1st, 1966, with the hull classification symbol DDG-28. She was launched on August 11th, 1967, and commissioned on March 22nd, 1969.

On September 14th, 2001, three days after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the crew of Lutjens manned the rails, and as they approached the destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill and USS Gonzalez, they displayed an American flag and a banner reading "We Stand By You."

After over 30 years of service and a travelled distance of 800,000 nautical miles (1,500,000 km) Lutjens was decommissioned on December 18th, 2003. She was the last steam-powered vessel and the last ship classified as a destroyer of the German Navy.

Shown here is a 1:1250 scale replica of the famed German Bundesmarine Lutjens class destroyer, Lutjens. Now in stock!

Length: 9-inches

Release Date: May 2020

  • Plastic and diecast metal construction
  • Full complement of guns and other naval equipment
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with a display stand

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